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Add a Listing

If you are a rescue, independent rescuer, or wildlife-friendly vet in the UK, we’d love to have you registered in our directory. You’ll need to Register an Account in order to add a listing. You’ll then be able to edit the listing at any time, including setting it as ‘temporarily closed’ if you’re full or need a break. You’ll find guidance on adding, claiming, editing and removing a listing – here.

There are three ‘levels’ to the directory

1. The public directory/’Rescues’
These rescues are the first results shown to site visitors who search our map.

2. The back-up directory/’Small Rescues’
The rescues are not shown to site visitors in their initial search but their contact details are publicly viewable on the site.

3. Community Heroes
These listings are not shown to site visitors in their initial search and their contact details are hidden from the public. Our team will refer people to you if they’ve not been able to find help from the first two levels of the directory.

The table below provides a rough guide to which tier of the directory your rescue best sits in. *We strongly recommend that any rescue less than 2 years old starts off in tier 2 or 3. Your listing can be moved later on, just let us know if you want to make a change.

 1 (Rescues)2 (Small Rescues)3 (Heroes)
Type of RescueFormal organisation with governing documentsInformal or not yet fully established rescueIndividual rescuer or vet practice
Duration of Experience2 years or moreLess than 2 years*Any
Capacity1000 or more animals a year100-1000 animals a year100 animals a year or less
Contactable viaPublicly listed telephone numberPublicly listed telephone numberPrivate telephone number or e-messaging only
Desired visibility on HelpWildlife.co.ukDetails immediately available to the publicDetails available to the public but not in initial search resultsDetails only available to HelpWildlife.co.uk to use if options from the other tiers can't help
FinancesProbably registered with the Charity Commission

Rescue has its own bank account
Unlikely to be Charity Commission registered, may be registered with HMRC

Rescue has its own bank account
Not formally registered. May be self-funded rather than taking donations.
PoliciesAgrees to Community StandardsAgrees to Community StandardsMay not be able to demonstrate all Community Standards
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Extra Help

If you have found a wild animal that you think may need some help, we have an extensive library of articles which we hope will help you to ascertain whether and how to intervene. You can get step by step advice on what to do at https://helpwildlife.co.uk/advice/wildlife-casualties/practical-advice-for-finders/

or search our advice articles below

If help is needed, you’ll find a directory of over 600 wildlife rescues which you can search by area and species at https://directory.helpwildlife.co.uk/

If you’re struggling to find the information or help you need, you can

Please note, we do not recommend calling the National RSPCA as their helpline is staffed by contractors working from a script and with minimal knowledge and understanding of wildlife. Calls to their helpline unfortunately often result in incorrect advice.

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Search the Rescue Directory

To search for a wildlife rescue near you, simply enter your location into the right hand box below and click search. You’ll be shown a map and list of rescues within 40 miles.

You can optionally select the species from the drop down list and the results will be filtered to only include those who can help with that species.

If you get stuck, please click the ‘help’ button on the bottom right of your desktop screen or click here to submit a request for 1-2-1 advice from one of our volunteers.

Note: Inclusion in our directory is NOT an endorsement. You are strongly advised to check the suitability of any organisation you contact to help with your wildlife casualty, especially if it is of a species some might misguidedly consider ‘vermin’.

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Get Involved

HelpWildlife.co.uk is a charity-run site aiming to provide advice to members of the public who find wildlife casualties, help casualty finders to locate a wildlife rescue in their area, and provide advice on humane, holistic methods of wildlife management.

If you are a rescue, independent rescuer or wildlife-friendly vet, we’d love you to sign up to our directory so casualty finders can find you. There are options depending on how much ‘publicity’ you can cope with. Find out more at helpwildlife.co.uk/add-rescue. If your rescue is already listed you’ll find guidance on claiming and managing the listing here.

If you want to help directly with animal care or transporting wildlife to rescue, you can use our map to find a wildlife rescue in your area and get in touch with them to offer your help.

You can also help by:-

  • Contribute to our advice articles
    If you’re involved in wildlife rescue, we’d love to have you contribute an article to raise awareness about an wildlife issue. Or, if you spot any gaps in existing articles, get in touch and let us know.
  • Provide advice through our helpdesk
    We need more current or former rescuers to help out providing bespoke advice to casualty finders in need of support. This is done via an internet browser, android or iphone app.
  • Help us maintain our directory
    We’re always in need of volunteers to help check our listings are correct and search for missing rescues to add. Be warned – it’s not very exciting work but it is absolutely vital in helping to get casualties to rescue ASAP
  • Help us maintain/improve our website
    We have no training in web design and development…to be honest we’re winging it! If you have knowledge and experience in managing (not just updating) websites, especially WordPress and cPanel, we would really appreciate your help. Anything is appreciated – one-off projects, regular maintenance….whatever you can spare.
  • Share your Ideas
    If you have any other ideas about how this site can do more to help wildlife and the people who care for it, please let us know

If you can help with any of the above, please email us Email Us

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